Bridging to Thanks

I believe that there’s me, Maryl, who takes morning walks and drinks hot English tea every morning. And then I believe that I have a higher self, some people call it intuition, that is connected to my future self and quietly speaks to me to guide my choices. This idea...

Why Your Business Needs a Retooled “Why” – Especially Now

“He who has a why can endure any how.” – Frederick Nietzsche Knowing your “why” in business isn’t a new concept. Most of us have been challenged to identify the reasons we became entrepreneurs: personal satisfaction, creative independence, or financial autonomy — the list goes on.  A mission statement on...

I Have No F*cking Idea! (The Freedom of Not Knowing)

“Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ― Gilda Radner We have seen many dramatic events this year. 2020 has been a historic turning point. So, after all we have witnessed, what could...

How to Bring Back Hope

This year, there is a lot to worry about. 2020 has brought a lot of chaos. We are dealing with so much information, misinformation, and madness, that it can feel as if our whole human civilization is unraveling. The emotional collective is more than just sadness. We feel frustrated and...

CAUTION – Objects in the mirror may appear larger than they are.

 We’ve all been there at one time or another.  Life has thrown us big changes, sometimes devastating ones.  There we are, cruising down the highway of life with the top down, sun shining brightly, and wind blowing through our hair.  Everything is perfect.  We know what our future looks like,...

Jewish Heritage Month, 2020

May 2020, Jewish Heritage Month. Being a Jew of Faith, what does that mean to me now? My faith includes a belief in Adonai, the Hebrew name for God. Not all Jews share that belief. Some Jews are agnostic or even atheists but feel connected as cultural Jews. My father...

The Journey of the Unicorns 

I’m sure I never told you about my very unusual summer trip to Petra, Jordan. Petra truly took my breath away! The Romans transformed this mini Grand Canyon into what is a top world heritage site, a true marvel! A bit of trivia…it’s said that Moses died on a cliff...

Love on Lockdown 3: Love Flipped on its Head

The quarantine is getting harder everyday. My husband says that he just wants me to be happy. Then he gets all mad and kicks my boyfriend out of our house… OK. My attempt at humor. What can I say? Even though I’m single, a lot of you aren’t. So this...